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What is a Mental Health Friendly Place?
A Mental Health Friendly Place is a public-facing organisation or community touch point in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland that has received training, resources and support to confidently navigate conversations around low-level mental health and wellbeing.
In completing the free training and becoming a Mental Health Friendly Place, each organisation will be able to recognise signs and symptoms of poor mental health, ask appropriate questions, listen effectively and signpost to local mental health and wellbeing services. This means customers, members or visitors can feel comfortable and supported to talk about whatever is on their mind, and find out where to access further support if necessary.
Mental Health Friendly Places understands that by simply creating a safe environment to talk, we can support people in their day-to-day life by giving them an opportunity to open up whilst they're out and about, ultimately helping to prevent people from reaching a point of crisis.
Want to know more?
If you work or volunteer at an organisation that engages with the public (this doesn't have to be a fixed place!) and are interested in becoming a Mental Health Friendly Place, please download and read the information pack below to learn more about the programme and training offer.
What organisations have achieved the status?
Below you can see the organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that have achieved Mental Health Friendly Places status.
How can we register?
If you would like to become a Mental Health Friendly Place, please register with Start a Conversation and then complete our registration survey. A member of the team will review this and will be in touch via email.
Follow the link below to start your registration.
Contact Leicestershire and Rutland's Mental Health Friendly Places team
Leicestershire County Council
If you have any questions or feedback on the Mental Health Friendly Places programme, and you're based in Leicestershire and Rutland, please email or call the team at Leicestershire County Council.
- 0116 305 0938
Contact Leicester City's Mental Health Friendly Places team
Leicester City Council
If you have any questions or feedback on the Mental Health Friendly Places programme, and you're based in Leicester, please email or call the team at Leicester City Council.
- 0116 372684